Here's how Twitter reacted, including teammate Janine Van Wyk, another South African at the club.
Then of course there's former Bafana Bafana coach Vera Pauw at the helm in Houston Dash.
Motlhalo's received wide applause from the football fraternity around the country.
So excited about this signing. No South African deserves it more than this young rising star. Watch the space World, this girl is heading towards greatness Dash fans.. be ready https://t.co/K57aUleQey — Janine Van Wyk (@Janinevanwyk5) February 1, 2018
Breaking News!!!!— JVW Girls Football (@JVWGirlsFootbal) February 1, 2018
Linda Motlhalo signed to the Houston Dash!!!
Linda becomes the second South African player signed to the NWSL and will play alongside her @banyana_banyana Captain and former JVW Teammate @Janinevanwyk5 in 2018, under the guidance of @verapauw pic.twitter.com/YIIIW9HCGs
You deserve nothing but the best. Your work speaks for itself and Well wishes with your new team Cappy @MaserameLinda. #JourneyContinues #GodShowingOff #WhenGodShowsUp https://t.co/rTUTlHhy6x — Refiloe Jane (@fifinhojane) February 2, 2018